Post # 1
This is kind of an embarassing question, but does anyone else have feet that sweat and seem to pick up dirt? If I wear white flip flops, the part where my foot sits is black in no time! Yet my friends can wear them and they stay clean…is it becuase my feet are sweating and dirt is sticking to them and causing mud??? I’m worried about my wedding shoes, because they are white(even on the pad-most of them are, i lookeed!) and we will be having outside pictures….any advice?
Post # 3
I have sweaty feet too, don’t take off your shoes if you don’t have to. Have your MOH carry antibacterial wipes, or you can spray your feet with spray anti-persperent (it’s a little trick my mom uses, she has the same problem too).
Post # 4
I second the anti-perspirant. It feels a bit weird, but it helps.
Post # 5
This is not a helpful response but I had to giggle at your subject line because all I could think of was in the movie "Ice Age" when Sid saids "My feet are sweating". It made me smile 🙂
Post # 6
My feet sweat like crazy. I feel your pain.
You might want to check out Summer Soles: http://www.summersoles.com/ I will be using those on my wedding day shoes. There are multiple options.
Post # 7
My feet sweat like mad so I feel your pain! It makes them so stinky too, which I totally use to annoy my FI :). I put a little powder in my work shoes every morning. It’s a little messy but it works. The deodorant on the feet also works, but it made my feet slip around in my shoes so I switched to the powder, but either one works.
My FI is reading over my shoulder and insisting that he told me about the powder trick, so just an FYI, apparently he thought of it first.
Post # 8
I’ve got the sweaty feet thing going on too. There is a prescription product- Drysol- that you can apply to your feet (or hands or wherever) at bedtime. Use it every night for a week or so, and then try 2 or 3 times a week to maintain. Some have to use it nightly no matter what. It works well for most and might help keep those white shoes white!
Post # 9
I just ordered some summersoles-I have never heard of those before!!!! And I will also try spray antiperspirant on my feet…hopefully my shoes will stay white, thanks for all the suggestions and I dont feel so embarassed now:) haha
Post # 10
I have very sweaty feet (and hands, actually), and I agree with lkbphmd. I’ve used the drysol and it totally cured me. Like she said, you apply it before bed, but then you have to wrap your feet in plastic wrap and put on socks to keep the plastic wrap on. It’s really uncomfortable for the first two weeks when you do it every night, but after that you only have to do it once every couple weeks to maintain.
When I stopped using it my hands and feet stayed sweat free for several months! it was amazing!
I really should ask my doc for another perscription — I moved and just never got it refilled.
Post # 11
I’m to lazy for every day applying (drysol aso)… insoles are more practicable. Cedarsoles made from antifungal cedar wood are a very good summersole alternative. They are very thin, 100% natural and also prevent sweaty feet very well!
Post # 12
BandAid brand makes a friction block stick that you can get at drugstores and it worked great for me
Post # 13
I wear Kiwi Freshin’s insoles in my work shoes – I toss them every few days. For open toe shoes, I just cut them. They are thin enough that they don’t bother me (I can’t stand feeling something under my feet like that!).
I use spray antiperspirant as well on special days that has a powder finish (I don’t remember what brand it is, sorry!) I also spray it on the back of my knees, my lower back, inside of my elbows and on my inner thighs when I know I’m going to be super stressed.
I found talc/powder made me walk out of my shoes constantly and it was messy.
Post # 14
I sweat A LOT, everywhere because of hyperhidrosis.
I’ve used the spray anti perspirant on my feet when I’m in heels or sandals and it usually works. I’ve used the Drysol as well.
Post # 15
I have the same problem. It’s important not to have synthetic lining in your shoes because your feet won’t be able to breathe!